The following is a list of majors.
Business and Public Policy
Environmental and Risk Management
Health Care Management
Human Resource and Organizational Management
Information: Strategy, Systems, and Economics
Insurance and Risk Management
Managing Electronic Commerce
Marketing and Operations Management (joint major)
Operations and Information Management
Wharton allows students with specific needs that are not met by the traditional majors to pursue an individualized major. Recent examples include the Private Equity major (popular with the evolving private equity industry), Turnaround Management (relevant for opportunities working with distressed businesses and leveraged buyouts), and Corporate Development (relevant for mergers and acquisitions).
Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
Macroeconomic Analysis and Public Policy
Economics, the Law, and Public Policy
The Governmental and Legal Environment of Business
Ethics, Leadership, and Communication
Ethics and Responsibility
Foundations of Leadership and Teamwork
Management of People at Work
Global Strategic Management
Marketing Management: Program Design
Marketing Management: Strategy
Decision Models and Uncertainty
Operations Management: Quality and Productivity
Operations Management: Supply Chain Management
Statistical Analysis for Management
Students take about 10 electives. Students who have waived core courses replace them with electives to fulfill the MBA requirement of 19 to 21 course units taken over four semesters. Each student is given an initial endowment of points that they use to bid for seats in courses they want to take.
Examples of Some Electives:
- Advanced Corporate Finance
- Advanced Real Estate Investment and Analysis
- Competitive Strategy
- Consumer Behavior
- Cost Accounting
- Decision Models and Uncertainty
- Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation
- Fixed Income Securities
- Foundations of Leadership and Teamwork
- Global Strategic Management
- Governmental and Legal Environment of Business
- Health Care Field Application Project
- Information: Industry Structure and Competitive Strategy
- Innovation, Change, & Entrepreneurship
- International Development Strategy
- Macroeconomic Analysis and Public Policy
- Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
- Operations Management: Supply Chain Management
- The Political Economy of the Public Sector
- Seminar in Leadership: Power, Influence, and Transformational Leadership
- Private Equity in Emerging Markets
- Privatization: International Perspective
- Probability Modeling in Marketing
- Speculative Markets
- Urban Fiscal Policy
- Urban Real Estate Economics
- Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance
Your Internship Search
Starting your internship search requires developing a plan to insure that you will obtain an internship that will offer a rewarding professional experience. Asking the following questions will help you in developing your plan for your search:
What is my area of interest?
What type of internship experience would enhance or complement my skills?
In what type of industry or industries do I have an interest?
What size company would I choose?
What is my geographic preference?